The Museum of The Little Prince, Hakone-machi

(3.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Step into scenes from one of the world's most read and best loved children's books at The Museum of The Little Prince, a museum and park dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic. Stroll around the small village, designed to look like the illustrations of France pored over endlessly by readers of "The Little Prince." Learn about the author's childhood, and the inspirations which went into the magical tale, as you go through the museum, seeing a recreation of his childhood bedroom and the room in which he wrote the famous story. Rest up in the onsite cafe, serving an array of French dishes with a distinctly Japanese twist. Put The Museum of The Little Prince into our Hakone-machi itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Both fans of the "Princeling" for everyone else, I recommend it, because the argument of the book is very well represented. Also you can see the trajectory of the author with photos and personal items. As something negative would say that explanations are Japanese language and although they give you the option to be able to hold a book in your own language, I don't see it very comfortable.
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  • Many foreigners, foreign land there was. I thought in a fairy tale world, to those who have no interest in hard. 助karimasa the parking was free.
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  • So I could actually read the little Prince, description of the work or the author had enjoyed the 10 minutes. Pretty buildings, souvenir shops, I also was very good. Places to eat in the free parking lot.
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  • This museum is so fantastic! I love Le Petit Prince so this museum taught me more about the author and I got some great photo opportunities. I definitely suggest going here! I went to Hakone just to see this museum and it was worth the day trip!
  • Great little place, I thought it was a little expensive, but it was acceptable. I learnt a lot more about Antoine St Exupery. It was also beautifully designed with certain photograph spots which teaches you where to take photos to look good :D Good for photograph newbs like myself. We left soon as we were on a hurry to get to the airport though.
  • My son was reading The Little Prince when we headed to Hakone and...surprise! This little gem of a museum was right there in Hakone! It is sweet and delightful. Exterior is a charming garden with a replica of the house the author grew up in and including statues of all the characters and places in the book. Inside you'll find the story of his life and they have the authors actual passport! At the end you 'enter' into the book. Charming little restaurant there and gift shop...also charming. TIP: Last entrance 30 mins before. Check website for hours, etc.
  • Lovely place, would love to be there again soon
  • Insanely detailed homage to Saint-Exupéry with lots of fun in it. A good museum in its right with an interesting historical account, it features a very clever and challenging treasure hunt with nice puzzles. However, you will need a Japanese speaker to play. There is also a simple stamp collecting exercise suited to younger children.